No empowerment without rights, no rights without politics: Gender-equality, MDGs and the post-2015 development agenda. 

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Sen, G. and Mukherjee, A.,

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2014

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Gender, Development & Rights

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English

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Sen, G. and Mukherjee, A., (2014). No empowerment without rights, no rights without politics: Gender-equality, MDGs and the post-2015 development agenda. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 15(2-3), pp.188-202.

Motivated by a concern with the consequences of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) beyond the achievement of the 2015 targets, this paper seeks to explore their broader policy and programmatic implications. Focusing particularly on the reductionism inherent in the way in which these global goals were set and implemented, as well as the potential for distorting priorities and marginalizing, or even displacing, important human development and human rights concerns inherent in such global goal-setting exercises. A total of 11 studies are included, each analyzing the normative and empirical consequences of a particular MDG goal/target, and considering what other targets and indicators might have been more appropriate.